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Aug 18, 2013 8:00pm EDT
a jokesly washington event. are told. looks like a lot of comedy. >> anything wrong with that? really.ot i think the reference he was making was to andrea mitchell and alan greenspan's wedding that had been held around then. they are a power couple. andrea mitchell is a great journalist. alan greenspan is one of our most powerful economic minds in the last decade. it is an interesting dynamic when you have this crossover between friendship and social life. the president of the motion picture association told you he would never lobby. >> he did. i think what chris dodd is theemented in this book is impermanent feudal class, which is a term that tom coburn uses. it is used to describe the impermanent of washington. a lot of elected officials go on to become lobbyists and consultants. frankly, life is pretty good inside the belt. >> let's watch this. >> "this town." >> mark leibovitch. >> "this town." >> d.c. is described as inflated by big-money. a humanor schumer -- ladle in the local soap celebration buffet. wow, mark. all kinds of reaction. taking down the preening egos of this town. the
Aug 19, 2013 6:00am EDT
of reaction. >> they are taking down the preening egos of this town. the washington post. >> i hear there is no index. we cannot find out what is going on in this work. >> this book was so widely anticipated in washington as a screaming indictment. >> washington has created a bootleg index. >> your colleague suggested the notion of the composition -- >> everyone is talking about the book. everybody thinks they are in it. >> why are people that you wrote about so happy about this book? >> beats me. what is interesting, a lot of what you are seeing there was done before we saw the book. the speculation took on a life of its own. look. it is nice to have a book the bull are talking about, and obviously what happens is people focus on who is up, who is down, what news has broken. ultimately -- i do know what people to miss the more serious point. washington is doing very, very well in a very gilded age in some ways while the rest of the country is suffering. >> any reaction you have had to the book, surprising? >> not really. look, when you write a book, a lot can go wrong. that is the
Aug 18, 2013 11:00pm EDT
now, it just looked like a very friendly almost clubby washington event. jokes are told that looked like a lot of comedy. that's what i saw. >> anything wrong with that? >> no, not really. >> talking -- i think the reference they were making was andrea mitchell and al greenspan's wedding that had been held around then. look, they're a power couple. andrea mitchell is a great journalist and alan greenspan is one of the most powerful economic minds and forces in the last few decades. 's an interesting dynamic. had the crossover in the friendship between professional and social life and so forth. >> you write in there for instance, chris dodd, a senator then, now works for the professional picture association he wouldn't lobby. >> he did. now he's head of the most powerful lobbying organizations in washington. what it's emblem mattic of was this fuel class. it sort of described the permanence of washington, the fact that people come here -- they almost always say now a lot of elected officials go on to become lobbyists and consultants and frank is good inside the beltway. >> here's som
Aug 5, 2013 6:00am EDT
of blacks in the white house. >> yes. >> this is a q&a for a couple of years ago about the martha washington's slave -- pick it up at the end. >> she found out early 1796 that martha washington was planning to give her away as a wedding gift. during slavery, slaves were given away. this was upsetting for her. because when they died, they would free individuals who were slave to them. and she had hoped down the road she would be out of the institution. but if she's going to be given away, that meant her whole life was going to be in slavery. she's going make plans to escape. she writes, she talks about later, one evening, late spring, 1796 while the washingtons were silting at the dinner table waiting for her to serve them, she went out the back door. rather than say, you know, she escaped, we don't like it, but we'll leave it alone. george decides to kidnap her. they send a nephew back to kidnap her which was actually fairly common. >> how many stories in history like this, slaves in the white house? >> many stories. there were african-americans in the white house, except the james buchanan
Aug 4, 2013 8:00pm EDT
martha washington's slave. out in 1796,ound that martha washington was planning to give her away. during the planning, slaves were away. this was upsetting, because the washington's had promised to free their slaves when they died. and she was going to be given away, that meant that she was going to be in slavery. she may plan to escape. she talks about this later, one whenng, in 1796, washington was sitting at the dinner table, literally, waiting for them to serve him, she escaped. she -- george decides that they are going to kidnap her. that was fairly common. >> how many stories are there like this? >> many. there were always african americans in the white house. james buchanan's administration. were upset.ners he dismissed the african- american staff and brought in irish and english house servants. that is the only time that happened. left the hercules, washington compound and was never found again. they think he was in new york. they do not know. not a lot of effort was made to find him. hise is trouble about slaves and hers. he freed his and he did not free hers. i do not know the
Aug 11, 2013 11:00pm EDT
. way before i started researching him.article, i ran into a social event. there are many in washington, d.c. nikita mr. thompson, i'm stewart. i said do you think we could talk now? remember he said, no. >> how old is he? >> 58. is he from? >> from jamaica in the perish of st. elizabeth. >> how did he get to the united states? >> he moved here with his father other siblings before he moved here, his mother had come here. and two of his siblings passed away and she was upset according family members and she needed to get away. she decided to come to d.c. to and then theatives rest of her family followed her a few years later. how old was he when he came to the united states. >> he was only 19 years old. he -- he had an education in jamaica. nothing that would really united states. so he had to start from scratch and earn a g.e.d. and went to university of the district of columbia. >> who was the first person he met in the united states who made the connections and went on have with the politicians? > several people he met along the way. i don't know if i can pinpoint the first person. h
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
to politics. i spent a semester in washington with my school, colgate university. i saw washington and i thought, a think tank might be an exciting place to be. i know people don't think of think tanks as being exciting. so the center of american progress was starting up one of my professors gave me a new york magazine article about it. it was new, aggressive, it was a think tank but sort of wasn't your grandmother's think tank. so i decided to apply for an internship at the center for american progress. it was great, it was a lot of fun. it was pushing a progressive agenda like many think tanks haven't been. it was trying to change the message to show that progressives weren't all week on national security. showing religious voters could be progressive. it was trying to change things. >> where has this idea come from in your life? >> my family -- in part because i grew up in a small village in upstate new york under about 1,000 people. i'm adopted. i'm from korea. my siblings are also adopted. my one brother is african-american. the other brother is correia. my parents are white. my fat
Aug 21, 2013 7:30pm EDT
the executive order. she was moved by the demonstration takes place in washington. that needs to be continue and it needs to be redoubled. [applause] >> i'm just adding that i'm reminded of a story of franklin roosevelt meeting with organized labor and oval office, and he said whether or not -- i said we have a -- make me do it. put the pressure on. president obama gets pressured bay lot of people, as you may have noticed. he has a lot on his platter. this is not the biggest issue facing him right now. the issue has to be brought up that indicates that the public cares about him. you make a fuss. you make as much noise as you can. again, keep your eyes on the prize and figure out what the prize is. what is the message you want to get out there? and i was watching documentary on public television the '60s in d.c. again last night. walter told a story how he was in charge of the sound at the washington march, and on the -- he was 28 years old. they gave him the job because he was dispensable. if he screwed it up. [laughter] get out of here! and the night before the march, the sound man calls u
Aug 11, 2013 8:00pm EDT
trump speaking at the leadership >> this week on "q and a," washington post reporter nikita stewart discusses her recent front-page profile of washington see -- washington, d.c. businessman gerald washington. >> nikita stewart, as a reporter for the washington post, on july 13, you wrote a huge fees, front-page, on a man named jeffrey thompson. why? our local businessman at the center of major federal investigation and no one really knew who we was. so i basically told my editor i want to write the definitive profile of jeffrey thompson. when people want to know about him, they want -- i want them to refer back to this article. >> what we want to know about him? >> right now, he is the center of d.c. politics and some folks say he is actually at the center of d.c. all addiction basically falling apart. for years, behind-the-scenes, he had been giving to candidates. he had several contracts coming huge contracts with the city, one worth $22 million year. and no one really knew who he things came to light the011 over problems with current mayors. -- the current mayors campaign in 2010
Aug 25, 2013 8:00pm EDT
to come to washington. i saw this more as a possibility. agree, when you go on the internet, everything looks the same. i think that readers and new media consumers have become a lot more discerning. you read faces you trust. that is why a lot of times the articles we write, we do our own reporting, but maybe i will use a quotehat someone gave reuters were the washington post and i will link to reuters or the washington post and give them credit for. byyou can read an article your favorite authors. they might say hey, good to andrew cell of an and see what is on his blog. your youhat i like start to figure out who you trust. absolutely, there are things i read on the internet, a blog i have never seen come i don't really know whether or not i should trust it. so i usually look into it a bit more myself. but that is what i like about new media. readers become more savvy and become more intelligent and it is a process of discovering and a much more assertive and interactive way of getting the news. >> who owns "the huffington post"? believe she owns it and we have part of aol. >> doesn't
Aug 26, 2013 6:00am EDT
to washington, d.c. but i love growing up there and it gave me a unique perspective. >> ok. what is it like to have that mixture of a family in a small town in upstate new york? >> well, it was very fun around the holidays. my dad would come in and we should teach my classmates about hanukkah and my bar mitzvah in town was a big event. i was the only one who had a big party. they couldn't understand hebrew and they appreciated it and i think i liked because, you know, in a lot of ways, growing up, i always felt like i was special, i was different. i could sort of chart my own course, you know. it was -- and, you know, i think there was because i was a little bit different, there was a lot of attention put on me and i was always aware of that but i think i was able to -- my siblings and i, my parents were able to educate a lot of people in town who didn't know a lot of jews or asians or african-americans. and i went to school with the same people from k through 12. we had a lot of fun. it was wonderful. i love growing up in a small town. i miss being in a small town. so, i loved it. it was g
Aug 9, 2013 7:00pm EDT
in the fourth district in northwest washington. these murders are targeted killings. c-span: what did you hear there, and what we doing in 1989? >> guest: the fourth district is referred to where i started. when i started there but after going to the academy, we had about a week's worth of riots in mount pleasant where the entire area was just completely out of control, looting, burning, and they torched about six or seven of our police cars in the riots. that is very accurate description. c-span: what was it like for you when you started on the street? >> guest: the city was a very different place. it was in shambles. we just didn't have any cars and so i walked on foot for a few years. the first car had 127,000 miles on it that i was assigned to. financially the city was broken. so it may policing that much more challenging with equipment and resources. but i enjoyed walking on foot, i believe that was my favorite assignment. i learned more by being embedded into a community, knowing everybody, being so sensitive to things that i had noticed. if a car was parked in a certain place at a certa
Aug 12, 2013 6:00am EDT
in washington d.c. history.vincent gray really presented -- he was the exact opposite. he was more friendly and much older.folks got behind him. let's watch vincent gray. he was already mayor when this was recorded. this was not the campaign that we intended to run, tom. i said to many people that we got into this for the right reason. i probably could have stayed on as council chair or done nothing. i got out there to be involved in this because i love the district of columbia. i am a native washingtonian. i am a product of the schools of this area. i am a product of the district redundant,.not to be i got into this for the right reasons. >> if you were not yourself, but looking at this from outside, what would you think? would you think that the administration is corrupt?mamma -- >> i think it is unfair to say administration. i have distinguished between the campaign and the administration. there is something about our administration that you want to put your finger on, and i would invite you to do that.but i think it is an unfair characterization. >> talking about the situation, >> what
Aug 19, 2013 7:00pm EDT
washington post and had a hmm ton. enough already. is that a good headline? >> i think so. what was the -- geoff and i who are opposite of people obviously can be. are annoyed of watching anywhere in washington on anything. and our boys who runs "fortune" since there wasn't going to be resembling -- he would commission the people to propose solutions to we sat down and wrote it. >> host: how did you go about it? >> guest: it was pretty simple. we decided the smart thing get off the premises. two of us went a couple of blocks down six avenue new york had lunch by ourselves. we went through the big issues here and we found that, you know even though we don't agree, as alan said, we come from opposite perspectives here. we were able, in a short time to reach general agreement on a few principles that were the biggest and most important ones. you know, the larger point here is that within washington, and look, a lot of people know it. at love people don't. within washington, there's broad agreement what the financ
Aug 22, 2013 7:30pm EDT
in washington or god father. tim tim mines i think timmons asked him to do this. >> host: bud went to prison. usually the story he tells us about the photograph of elvis in the oval office. here is another one that people my age will remember the lincoln memorial in the middle of the vietnam war. and to the lincoln memorial. couldn't have gotten two to three minute after he got there. went up the stairs to see what was going on and found him in discussion at the start ten to fifteen young people -- students woo come in from all over the east coast and the doctor was there and, you know, sanchez was there. i believe that was it. secret service agents. it was a scary time. they got up there while it was still dark. he spent about 45 minutes maybe longer talking to these students. i heard a lot of it. listened to it. wrote down some of it after it was over but basically it was a time when i was really, really afraid for his safety. and i know that later on that he had never seen the secret service quite so frightened. and he certainly got that right. didn't have sufficient detail to protect him
Aug 23, 2013 7:30pm EDT
tv in prime time continues. watch that interview on c-span2. on the next washington journal look at the cost of college and whether or not an education is worth the money. after that, author and professor clarence on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and modern civil rights challenges. plus your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. washington journal live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. ♪ it goes tout grant and universities every state in the nation. you hear about a breakthrough that happened in cancer research or diabetes research or autism or alzheimer's. it's very likely that frame a university or an institute somewhere in the u.s. and it was supported by the nih. that's what we do. we support the best and brighter to chase after the most visionary ideas. >> host: what did the directors influence on 27-different institute and center. how do you influence what goes on? >> guest: it's a very big place. 27 institute center they are various disease or organs in focus. there's a cancer institute, there's a diabetes institute, there's a heart, lung, and blood institute. there's an
Aug 8, 2013 7:00pm EDT
on in my life washington d.c. spent four hours with webb. he prepared me for what was going to happen. he was a former assistant attorney general of united states former chief justice of the arkansas supreme court and he said this is what is going to happen. so that was the preparation. when i went to prison i didn't take my family with me. it was traumatic and emotional as it was. i took two of my, one current staffer and one who had just quit and went on to operations media firm. those two staffers went with me actually and drop me off a person and i went in. i walked into the kiosk and they said i am ney here to report. the guard came up as a lockdown and they said anyone of your campaign managers in ohio. i said okay. i got down in their and the guard said here you have some hate mail from california i remember in massachusetts. you have some hate mail waiting on you. they gave me the mail to go through this most embarrassing part of the stripped strip-down and then i got into the intake walked into prison down into the courtyard. i won't use the language that the book in the word the
Aug 20, 2013 7:30pm EDT
.c. and washington d.c. to get him on the ballot. c-span: why did you like them? >> because i remember seeing the way that the speaker handled himself during the 90's when he was speaker of the house and how he dealt with president clinton on welfare reform, balanced budgets. and i felt as though with the speaker he would be tough on foreign policy, stand up to our enemies abroad and also be physically responsible at home and really get our house in order. he proved that he did not have the metal pin that he did not have the metal to go the distance. c-span: i have one of your blocks from april 11th, 2012. it's time for women to reject feminism and kiss peter panda by . >> yes, it is. c-span: in an attempt to explain why they're finding themselves living lives of solitude, all the singhalese -- single ladies thinking i'd buy into the writer's lot of crap. strong. an endless amount of ink try to convince yourself and single women everywhere that they're happy living hard lives of solitude which could not be further from the truth. what fired you up? >> and trying to remember. atlantic monthly her some
Aug 7, 2013 7:00pm EDT
play if your life? >> i was living here in washington, d.c. it was february of 1981, i was rushing to the metro trying to get on the train early and get home to virginia. some scruffy looking individual shoved a policeman threat -- pamphlet at me. you and i are old enough to remember -- the ink came off my hands. i was getting a tad irritated. i looked and it said el salve so when i saw juxtaposition, i was curious and instead of throwing it away, i read it. the next thing i knew a week later i went a meeting. i was stunned to hear about u.s. intervention there. i ended up volunteering shoving those same brochures in to people's hand in d.c. gloition who handed it to you? >> guest: it was an organization. i volunteered for eight months, then decided that our philosophies to dealing with the region were slightly different. i thought since the reagan administration was taking a regional approach to central america, the response should be regional. they didn't share that point view, so i moved on. >> host: who was paying for that at the time? >> guest: i department get paid i was a vo
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